Jewish presence in the history, culture and memory of the Republic of Moldova, at the Museum of History
The Ministry of Culture and the National Museum of History of Moldova capitalized on the Jewish historical and cultural heritage from its collections in the exhibition “Jewish Presences in the History, Culture and Memory of the Republic of Moldova”. The position brought together documents, photographs, decorations, works of art, books, clothing, memorials and other relics that come to reconstruct some aspects of the history of the Jewish community in Moldova and pay tribute to famous personalities who had a contribution special. to the development of Moldovan culture, science and societies as a whole.
“Ex-o is part of the current mual circuit. It will be open until December 13, being part of the category of temporary exhibitions “, said for IPN Natalia Popovici, head of the Department of Public Relations and Museum Education of the National Museum of History of Moldova.
The pieces reconstruct aspects of life and the creation of personalities from various fields of culture and science: scientists, composers, architects, performers, writers, sculptors, actors, doctors. Among the Jews who fully integrated into Moldovan society, created and left to posterity the immortal works are: the sculptor Lazăr Dubinovski, the architect Valentin Voițehovschi, the composer David Gherșfeld and many others.
The exhibition also included a set of documentary brooms from the Museum of Jewish History of the Republic of Moldova, referring to the Jewish pogroms in Chisinau in 1903 and 1906, some of which were taken from the National Archives of the Republic of Moldova.
A separate section of the exhibition brings shocking images of the Holocaust back into the public space and encourages the public to become aware of the need to know the truth about the crimes of fascism. According to estimates by researchers of the phenomenon, victims of the Holocaust became about 6 million Jews, including 1.5 million children. About 270,000 Jews died in the ghettos and camps of Bessarabia and Transnistria.
The exhibition is part of the series of events planned in the Action Plan on the implementation of the Declaration of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova on the acceptance of the Report of the International Commission for the Study of the Holocaust, chaired by Elie Wiesel.